Young children especially need healthy nutrient intake to support their rapid growth. Much like the rest of the body, our teeth also need healthy foods to stay in good health. Offer your children nutritious foods from the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.
Avoid foods that are high in sugar, such as candies, sodas, juices, and other sweet treats. These foods increase the risk of tooth decay.